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Galaxy Drive-In Theatre


Address: 25257 Dequindre Rd
City: Madison Heights State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Oakland
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Open: 1963 (8-22-63) AD Closed: 1986 Capacity: 1400 Status: Demolished  
Owner History: Nicholas George
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 10584
 
 

6/13/2013 - Ron
I was one of the ushers/security in the early 80s. Roger, Dennis,me and some crazy hillbilly who's name escapes me tried to keep people from sneaking in and popping out of trunks. We dealt with drunks, punks, and crazies very night. The blues Brothers ran all summer and was one of my faves. I brought my boxing gloves one night and took on The others.

It was good practice.
8/9/2011 - Randy
Wow. the good ole Galaxy. Remember it well. I lived on 10 mile near Couzens, could see the screen from my back yard. Before I-696, I had friends on Kenneth Street and we use to walk down as far as we could and try to listen to the movies.

Once 696 started to be constructed, many of those friends had to move due to their homes being in the path. Shame so many of the good ole drive-in's are gone. Kids these days will never have that experience of heading to the consession stand, playing on the swings on the playground or sitting in your car untill those bright lights came on after the movie. great memories.

And use to hit them all, the Oak, Troy, Bel-Aire, Van Dyke, etc.
8/7/2011 - Candie
I grew up in Madison Heights and work in the concession stand at the Galaxy. One of the funniest jobs around. The manager's name was Ron and was a big hippy. ET played the whole entire summer.

6/7/2011 - Erl Waters
Took my kids there many time during the 60's and 70's.
9/2/2010 - cuckoo429
I grew up on Miracle Drive. We used to sit in my backyard and watch the movies. I remember sneaking in through the holes in the fences after cutting through the fields.
7/30/2010 - Brian Feole
Correction~~~ I was wrong about the Trailer Park being park of the Drive-In property. I see that on the Ariel View picture. But they do have the old playground stuff at the Trailer Park.
7/30/2010 - Brian Feole
The Tech Park is where the North half of the Drive-In used to be. The Trailer Park next door is where the South Half used to be. The Trailer Park even has the old playground stuff I think they even still have the old building from the Drive-In?.
7/24/2009 - MW
I went there in the 70''s and 80''s as a kid. We used to watch some movies from Barrett St!Great place to hang out when I was a teenager just before it closed in 86. I saw Jaws, Smokey and the Bandit, Star Wars, ET, Rambo etc. I only lived a half mile away on Harwood!.

12/29/2008 - Kathy
We lived on East Dallas growing up and everyone went to the Galaxy. Many times we would stand in the middle of dallas to see what was playing. I grew up in the 70''s. It was a sad day when they closed.

1/3/2007 - Keith
The ZIP for the Galaxy is 48071. When I-696 was built in the early-mid 70s, there were times you could see the movie speeding by.
1/6/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
Is now a Tech Park.
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - MARQUEE AND SCREEN
MARQUEE AND SCREEN
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
FROM BOX OFFICE AND RON GROSS
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - MARQUEE APRIL 1966
MARQUEE APRIL 1966
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN APRIL 1966
SCREEN APRIL 1966
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - MARQUEE APRIL 1966
MARQUEE APRIL 1966
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN APRIL 1966
SCREEN APRIL 1966
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - TICKET BOOTHS APRIL 1966
TICKET BOOTHS APRIL 1966
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - COLOR MARQUEE - PHOTO FROM SCOTT BIGGS
COLOR MARQUEE - PHOTO FROM SCOTT BIGGS
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN AND MARQUEE - PHOTO FROM SCOTT BIGGS
SCREEN AND MARQUEE - PHOTO FROM SCOTT BIGGS
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - DEMOLITION BEGINS - PHOTO FROM SCOTT BIGGS
DEMOLITION BEGINS - PHOTO FROM SCOTT BIGGS
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - BUILDING GOING UP - PHOTO FROM SCOTT BIGGS
BUILDING GOING UP - PHOTO FROM SCOTT BIGGS
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - COPYCAT SIGN IN TEXAS
COPYCAT SIGN IN TEXAS
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - GALAXY OPENING NIGHT AD AUGUST 22 1963
GALAXY OPENING NIGHT AD AUGUST 22 1963
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - NEWS AD
NEWS AD
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - HISTORIC AERIAL
HISTORIC AERIAL
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - TOPO
TOPO

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